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nominated to replace her. massachusetts senator john kerry testifying before the very same committee he chairs, receiving quite a different welcome than the one she received 24 hours earlier. our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, in our d.c. newsroom tonight with more. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the son of a diplomat, raised partly at u.s. embassies abroad, even republicans said john kerry has lived his whole life preparing to be secretary of state. what a difference a day makes. a day after hillary clinton was grilled about benghazi, she was back to join the same senators and lavishing praise on her presumed successor. >> john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy. and i urge his speedy confirmation. >> if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so too is the foreign >> reporter: john mccain and kerry forged close bonds over vietnam. both naval officers, mccain was imprisoned. kerry returned to testify 1. his first appearance b
beginning today for the man nominated to be the next secretary of state, senator john kerry is slated to go to the committee. it is the panel he chaired since 2009. kerry had not expected to draw that much resistance. let's put him if a little perspective politically. kerry served as president obama's mock debate partner during his re-election campaign. but he has pressured the administration at times urging the white house last year to speed up with the draul of u.s. troops from afghanistan. kerry was also influential in the administration's decision to intervene in libya. in case you forgot from his 2004 bid for the white house, he is one of the wealthiest members of the senate. he and wife teresa, heir to the heinz ketchup fortune are worth $180 million with a wide range of investments. in a letter to the state department legal adviser, kerry said he will divest any holdings that could be a conflict of interest within 90 days of being confirmed. he'll be introduced to day about the the current secretary hillary clinton. >>> today's appearance expected to take on a much different tone tha
of transition for american foreign policy as senator john kerry faces a high-stakes job interview to be the secretary of state. kerry's confirmation hearings were rather cordial hosted by the foreign relations committee which he's led for the past four years. but it was an unexpected moment when the hearings were interrupted by a protester that offered perhaps the most telling revelation about the man and the moment. >> i'm tired of my friends dying. i don't know if they're going to be alive the next day. >> when i first came to washington and testified, i obviously was testifying as part of a group of people who came here to have their voices heard, and that is, above all, what this place is about. people measure what we do. >> kerry's confirmation hearing today comes a day after secretary hillary clinton stood her ground offering a robust defense of her handling of those attacks in benghazi that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. at wednesday's long-awaited hearings on benghazi, clinton took responsibility for security lapses but that obviously was not go
. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. >>> senator john kerry is on his way to becoming the next secretary of state. kerry had his confirmation hearing before the senate foreign relations committee, the committee he has chaired for the past four years. and his confirmation looks to be a foregone conclusion. if confirmed, kerry would be the fifth foreign relations committee chair to become secretary of state but only the first sitting chair to do so. we give you these statistics all the time. the committee expects to vote on kerry's nomination early next week, and we'll be right back. up lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. we've decided to we're all having such a [ mgreat year in the gulf,good. put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty. and don
appeared before the senate foreign relations committee as kerry's sure march to secretary of state began. >> if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so, too, is the foreign service. >> this comes less than 24 hours after hillary clinton spent five and a half hours testifying before the senate in the morning and the house in the afternoon. >> wow. >> from the start, shortly after 9:00 in the morning, to the end at 5:00 in the afternoon, the benghazi testimony rain the gamut from the emotional -- >> for me it's not just a policy matter but personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines took those flag-draped caskets at andrews. i put my arms around the fathers and mothers, sisters and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> to the confrontational. >> we were misled that there was supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that was not the fact and the american people could have known that within days. >> with all due respect, the fact is
kerry is seen as a shoo-in to replace secretary clinton. at defense, after bob gates and panetta, the president's pick of chuck hagel sends a similar message. he is republican but the past statements on israel and iran as well as his opposition to the troop surge in iraq will likely make for a heated confirmation process. if confirmed, he will most likely lead major budgetary belt tightening at the pentagon. >> this is a president looking for what they used to say about eisenhower, against on the cheap. using drones, using intelligence in new way anything but to send troops into a foreign war. >> in the second term many analysts look for one last big push, perhaps immigration reform. with a growing latino vote adding additional pressure on both parties ahead of 2016 and others feel the time has passed for big bold moves. douglas brinkley said the gridlock in washington is very real and the president has to wake up every day determined not to be a lame duck president. and the inner team obama, he has had more chiefs of staff than any other president in history and with the next ch
. >> reporter: tomorrow, clinton will introduce the man nominated to replace her, john kerry, so, today is likely the last long look the american public will have of hillary clinton for awhile. and, diane, there is no doubt she has left a vivid impression. >> it was memorable. thank you so much, martha raddatz. >>> and, also in washington, we want to tell you, there was a bit of an exhale today. back from the brink of another looming crisis, this time on the debt ceiling. republicans in the house changed course. and they voted for a plan that will allow the country to pay its bills, all the way through the middle of may. but they added a twist. members of congress have to pass a budget or their paychecks will be withheld. democrats are expected to go along. and today, the market soared. the dow ending at another five-year high, now back where it was before the recession started in december 2007. >>> and next, the latest today on that powerful blast of polar air sitting on top of a third of the country, creating an icebox. and here's the map tonight. bone-chilling weather from the dakota
bureau. and senator john kerry starts his confirmation hearings today on his way to becoming the next secretary of state. he is likely to have a very easy go of it because he has been on the committee for 28 years, but also because he is well prepared for the job. his father was a service officer, and he is a vietnam veteran. once he makes it through committee he faces a vote from the full senate which takes place next week. vice president biden is calling what is called a fire side chat. he will be on google plus and hold a hangout. if you want to participate you can see it streaming live at white house.gov, and you are post questions on those pages. we're back after the break. stay with us. than this. (vo) current's award winning original series is back with an all new episode straight from the headlines. (vo) in the minefield of the nation's gun control debate, this could be the most polarizing issue. >> anybody can claim stand your ground and they could get away with murder. the natural energy of peanuts and delicious, soft caramel. to fill you up and keep you moving,
't necessarily need them to win elections anymore. you don't need to send john kerry out goose hunting. you can go out there and the republicans have been calling them the gun control party. you're already paying the political price for it. >> that's exactly right. steve, very smart. senior writer at salon. steve, thank you. spot on. >>> all right, the best new thing in the world tonight involves my favorite live news moment, maybe ever. and it is coming up and it has nothing to do with guns. that's coming up. male announce] staples is the number-one office superstore ink retailer in america. now get $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recycle when you spend $50 on hp ink. staples. that was easy. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not b
something yesterday on capitol hill. today hillary clinton will introduce john kerry at his confirmation hearing to replace her as secretary of state. the session is expected to take on a much different tone than the tough questioning she faced yesterday about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. take a look at what happened. >> when you're in these positions, the last thing you want to do is interfere with any other process going on. >> i realize that's a good excuse. >> number two -- well, no, it's the fact. we have no doubt they were terrorists, militants, they attacked us, they killed our people. but what was going on and why they were doing what they were doing -- >> no, no, no. >> -- is still -- >> again, we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that, and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact. and the american people could have known that within day, and they didn't know that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest, or was
to take them away. >> megyn: wow. joining me now to discuss it, mark hanna, former aide to john kerry and president barack obama's campaigns and tony, from talk radio news service, tony? >> wow, i actually also make tv ads for a living, megyn and obviously, sometimes you do take creative license, but in that particular ad two things bothered me he the most the images of sandy hook, we know what we felt, every american with a heartbeat. and anti-gun groups really are now trying to guilt people into a position, and how much do you restrict and limit the second amendment. and number two the words they omitted and music added to the background. he said my grandfather had a gun to stop a lynching and my father had this rifle to protect our family. and creates an impression he's he a cowboy who misuses or abuses rather, his second amendment right and it's irresponsible and troubling this is the tempo for the debate. if you rightfully own a gun and believe in the second amendment you somehow are complicit or nefarious person and complicit with the sandy hook massacre. >> megyn: mark? >> nobo
this has been settled. and senator johnson as john kerry pointed out today didn't know what happened he skipped the intelligence briefing that would have actually given him the answers that he was looking for yesterday. >> megyn: all right, give you the quick final word, mark. >> sure, i used to write these statements at the white house and what you say is, look, we don't know exactly what happened, there are some reports that say it was a protest and other reports is a that say otherwise, here is what we know right now and as we get more details we'll tell you if they had stuck to that basic principle they wouldn't have trouble. they wanted to believe the spin that al-qaeda was decimated, they're not decimated. >> megyn: sadly. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> megyn: up next, serious questions about privacy and the secretary amendment as one lawmaker proposes a plan that would require parents to tell schools if they own a gun and would punish them if they don't. it's coming up in a little bit. new data showing a sharp decline in union membership in this country are the president's o
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